A Chance to Help a Child in Need
Did you know that about 3-4% of 4 million school children in Sri Lanka have some kind of vision related issue? Many of them are nearsighted (Myopia and Astigmatism), according to the Association of Community Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka (SLACO). Karuna Trust believes that all children deserve perfect vision. However, there are many students in underprivileged areas whose parents can’t even afford one pair of eyeglasses.
Karuna Trust has conducted several eye clinics and donated eyeglasses for students in the past. This year, Karuna Trust and SLACO are providing similar clinics to help 500 students. They will initially train teachers to screen students who have vision issues. Then, an optometrist will examine the students and prescribe the lenses. The cost estimated per pair of glasses is approximately $10 per child.
We hope you will take part in this worthy cause by covering the cost of as many students as you can. You could make a significant change in a child’s future. Please, don’t let this opportunity to make a positive change in the Sri Lankan community go to waste. We plan to conduct the clinic on March 10, 2018. Everything and anything counts, so help a student reach their potential today!
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Karuna Trust Chairman honored
Mr. Mahinda Karunarathne was honored with the “Rajarata” Golden Citizen award presented by the North Central province of Sri Lanka for his social service to the country. The President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, made the occasion even more grandiose by attending the awards ceremony to commemorate Mr. Karunarathne’s achievement. Though several other citizens were also recognized for various categories in the same ceremony, Mr. Karunarathne was commended for wonderful philanthropic efforts in the province such as the restoration of large irrigation tanks, building houses for the poor, facilitating scholarships for school children, and building schools.
The President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, recognizes Karuna Trust chairman Mr. Mahinda Karunarathne with the ‘Rajarata’ Golden Citizen award for his philanthropic services in the North Central province
Karuna Trust is kindness in action. It is a voluntary organization dedicated for improving the living standards of materially poor people in Sri Lanka. It receives its inspiration from Mr. Mahinda Karunaratne, who is the chairperson of M/S Karunaratne & Sons Ltd. a reputed printing establishment in Sri Lanka.